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Poster: movie boi Date: May 4, 2004 11:52pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: robbery, and prices for public domain dvd,s

That's because those two films are only offered by Kino and Criterion. These two companies add a great deal of extras in commentary and other features that they need to recoup the costs of. Typically, their versions also undergo a great deal of restoration resulting a far superior version than you would see from a cheapy pd distributor.


I did a quick search and found that Reel Media International also did a Nanook release
http://www.reelmediainternational.com/cgi-bin/webdata_reel.pl?cgifunction=Search&Genre=documentary

So, you might be able to find a less expensive, worse version somewhere.

Many public domain films seem to be even cheaper than the cost of manufacturing the disks. In particular the sets from Brentwood are super cheap. Search the Brentwood site for titles
http://www.bcieclipse.com/prod01.htm

Then go buy them at DVD Empire
http://www.dvdempire.com/

I recently bought several 20 movie packs for about $11 dollars each. Many quality movies but not the greatest quality prints. Still at less than 50 cents a movie, I am not complaining.

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Poster: cashel Date: May 5, 2004 4:06am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: robbery, and prices for public domain dvd,s

thank you for the above two replies. However my problem is not solved because 1. my library does not have them 2. I heed an article at the Amazon web site whch warns of the risks in buying these cheap classic dvds and gives specific examples of titles that are worthless even at bargain prices.

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